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Fluoride Varnish Training for Health-Care Professionals

Physicians and qualified personnel seeking to apply fluoride varnish to MassHealth children under the age of 21 are required to complete a MassHealth-approved training program.

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Step 1

Contact the MassHealth Dental Programs Outreach Coordinator, Flor Piedrasanta, RDH, MS, MPH at Flor.Piedrasanta@dentaquest.com or (617) 886-1797, or Megan Mackin, MS, at Megan.Mackin@dentaquest.com or (617) 886-1728 to discuss the program.

Step 2

Physicians and qualified personnel, including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, and medical assistants, will need to complete a MassHealth-approved self-administered web-based training.  (See “Online” section below.)

Physicians and qualified personnel must maintain proof of completion of the training (login and registration may be necessary for receipt of certificate) and provide such documentation to MassHealth upon request.

MassHealth Training Information

MassHealth has approved an online training program for physicians and qualified personnel to apply fluoride varnish to eligible MassHealth members.

Physicians and qualified personnel are to complete both prior to implementation.

For questions, please contact Flor Piedrasanta, RDH, MS, MPH, DentaQuest, Outreach Coordinator/MassHealth Dental Program at Flor.Piedrasanta@dentaquest.com / (617) 886-1797, or Megan Mackin, MS, at Megan.Mackin@dentaquest.com / (617) 886-1728.

How to start Fluoride Varnish Training for Health-Care Professionals

We can provide support to practices looking to implement the Fluoride Varnish Program. Assistance can be provided with office work-flow and MassHealth billing. We offer tools, resources, and sharing of best practices. To discuss how you can implement the Fluoride Varnish Program in your office, please call Flor Piedrasanta, RDH, MS, MPH at Flor.Piedrasanta@dentaquest.com / (617) 886-1797 or Megan Mackin, MS, at Megan.Mackin@dentaquest.com / (617) 886-1728.

Web-based Training

The Smiles for Life, a National Oral Health Program, is endorsed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. (One CME credit is available through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) upon completion.) Go to http://www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org for a web-based training program that includes an online course. (Select Online Course, and then choose the course titled "Caries Risk Assessment, Fluoride Varnish, and Counseling.”) 

  • Participants will need to complete the registration/login process in order to be able to obtain a certificate at the end of the course.
     
  • Upon completion of the training, participants must retain a copy of the Smiles for Life certificate of completion.

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